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Disney Travel 2021

Disney Travel 2021

Disney World is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. In 2019, over 20.9 million people visited Disney World, as noted by Statista.com.  Please remember that these numbers were before the pandemic occurred. Today, we are operating in the post-COVID-19 world that has changed the way people experience just about everything. This is even true to those visiting the most magical place on earth.

COVID-19 Regulations When Visiting Disney World

As reported on Disney World.disney.go.com, the following regulations must be followed to visit:

Enhanced Protective Measures:

Mandatory face coverings are required for both Cast Members and Guests ages two and older, with the addition of hand-washing stations and physical barriers, where appropriate

Physical Distancing:

Theme park capacity will be reduced to enable physical distancing and add appropriate signs to help guests move responsibly throughout the property.

Temperature Checks:

Before entering Disney World, all guests will have to go through a temperature screening. Also, health screenings and temperature checks will be required daily for Cast Members.

Limited-Contact Enhancements:

It is recommended for all Guests to use cashless payment options, including debit cards, credit cards, Disney Gift Cards, or Magic Bands.

Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation:

Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented for your and your family's safety.

Park Reservations:

Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, attendance will be managed through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests, including Annual Passholders, to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance.

Cost Savings While Visiting Disney World

To enjoy Disney World, you have to be prepared to spend money.  A trip to Disney World can add up fast. You have to pay travel expenses such as airfare or gas if you are driving and parking.  On top of lodging and meals for you and your family.  All of this is on top of the expenses to enter the park, pay for food and unique items while visiting Disney World.  For example, a family of four will have to pay $436 ($109 per person for the lowest day pass available) before taxes to experience Disney World.

We know that everyone has a different budget in mind, but we wanted to share a great resource called Inside the Magic to plan for your next trip to Disney World on a budget.  Inside the magic recommends that you take the following actions when visiting Disney World:

Visit on a Weekday:

If you want to see some significant savings on tickets for Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney often offers lower ticket prices during the week compared to the weekend.

Avoid Holidays:

The holiday season is one of the year’s busiest times at Walt Disney World. That means Disney’s dynamic pricing model to price out their admission tickets makes it very expensive during that time of year. Late November, December, and early January are all times of the year to avoid if you want to save money on tickets.

Consider an Annual Pass:

To Decide the ticket type that is right for you and your family, consider an Annual Pass to maximize savings if you plan to return to Walt Disney World in the next 12 months. 

Make Sure Your Vacation Investment Is Protected

Before you put on those mouse ears and frequent Disney World, make sure you purchase a travel insurance plan designed to meet your family's needs.  We at Trawick International offer various plans that will help make your Disney World trip a long-lasting memory for you and your family.


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. Contact us at 888-301-9289 or info@trawickinternational.com.

By Administrator at 23 Mar 2021

Ski Jackson Hole

Skiing at Jackson Hole

Have You Tried to Ski Jackson Hole

When people think of popular ski destinations out west in the United States, people think of Aspen, Park City, and Lake Tahoe.  Many have not heard or experienced Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Jackson Hole is part of the Teton Mountain range and is located just south of Yellowstone national park.  Jackson Hole is becoming a trendy ski destination and even has started to rival well-known ski destinations out west such as Vail, Aspen, Park City, and Lake Tahoe.

Jackson Hole averages over 500 inches of snow a year, making it a desirable winter activity place.  Rumor on the street is that Jackson Hole is one of the most challenging ski destinations in the United States, with half the mountains terrain rated expert.  This is true, but there are many ski runs available for beginners and intermediate skiers too.  This ski destination has a little something for everyone.

Now that you found out some information about the ski conditions at Jackson Hole, why not find where to stay.  As noted by visitjacksonhole.com, Jackson Hole offers various lodging from hotels right on the mountain to accommodations downtown.  Here some more information about the resorts:

The Wort Hotel

The Wort Hotel offers 55 luxurious guest rooms with five sophisticated Western-themed suites, including the famous Silver Dollar Suite. Each of our Jackson Hole lodging accommodations is uniquely decorated and beautifully afforded with custom-made furniture and original western art.

The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Jackson’s historic Town Square, The Lodge’s inviting guest rooms, world-class amenities and personalized service ensure that you are well-rested and well prepared for an unforgettable Jackson Hole experience.

Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole

Choose from spacious guest rooms, private cabins or exquisite spa suites – all uniquely designed and appointed with décor that honors a Western theme of early settlers paired with contemporary comforts that will exceed your expectations.

Like many ski destinations, in 2020, Jackson Hole was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many ski resorts in and around Jackson Hole have implemented new protocols to keep visitors safe this ski season.  As reported on Jackson Hole.com,  guests are required to wear face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public areas, including village common areas, upper mountain common areas, inside all buildings and facilities, in line mazes, when loading, riding, and unloading lifts, gondolas, and the aerial tram. The only exceptions are when skiing and when seated for dining.

Before you hit the slopes and go skiing or snowboarding, make sure you reach out to Trawick International and inquire about our SafeTreker Adventure travel insuranceSafeTreker is an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover over 500 sports and activities.  Pretty much every activity you would like to try in Jackson Hole can be covered and if the activity or sport does not appear on the list, call us today and we will see if we can arrange it to be covered.


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. Contact us at 888-301-9289 or info@trawickinternational.com.

By Administrator at 8 Mar 2021

Hawaii 10 Day Quarantine

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Don’t Be Stuck Quarantining in Hawaii for Ten Days Because Of COVID-19

Hawaii is one of the most popular travel destinations for U.S. residents and international travelers. Hawaii offers terrific nightlife, beautiful beaches, jungles, and active volcanoes. It’s a top-rated honeymoon destination, but many don’t realize that Hawaii is made up of over 132 islands. Only seven islands are inhabited: Hawaii (also known as the Big Island), Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.

To visit the Hawaiian Islands, travelers must be in full compliance with the state's travel regulations. You must self-quarantine for ten days when arriving on one of the beautiful islands that make up Hawaii if you don’t present a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of traveling to Hawaii. To read the full travel requirements, please visit the COVID-19 State of Hawaii Portal.

As noted by the COVID-19 State of Hawaii portal, the negative COVID-19 test result must be uploaded onto Safe Travels Hawaii before departure or printed out before departure and a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii. Additionally, The CDC Order that went into effect on January 26, 2021, does not impact the Safe Travels program. For international travelers arriving in the state of Hawaii from Japan and Canada (and Korea starting on Feb. 5), only tests from Trusted Testing Partners will be accepted for purposes of bypassing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine. Travelers originating from any other international destination and coming directly to Hawai‘i cannot test for purposes of circumventing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine.

The state of Hawaii does not have a travel insurance requirement to enter the state however, we highly recommend that international travelers consider purchasing a travel medical plan while visiting Hawaii or any other state within the United States. The United States does not offer universal healthcare, which means international travelers will have to pay out of pocket if they get sick when traveling and may need to see a doctor or visit the hospital. With a travel medical plan, costs associated with an illness or hospital stay can be eligible for coverage under the travel medical policy they choose to buy.

Now that all the technical stuff has been mentioned, it's time to focus on all the fun things you can do while visiting the Hawaiin Islands. As reported by the Only In Your State website, here are some fantastic sites and adventures to experience:

HAWAII ISLAND (BIG Island): Visit Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park

You absolutely must explore the Hawaii Volcanoes, National Park. A trip to Hawaii Volcanoes isn’t complete without a visit to the Kilauea Caldera, a trip down the Thurston Lava Tube, a walk through the lava fields, a drive down the Chain of Craters Road, and, of course, as much hiking as you can handle.

MAUI: Visit Ka'anapali Beach

Once the vacation retreat of choice for Hawaiian royalty, today Kaanapali is one of the island’s most popular expanses of white sands, surrounded by luxury hotels and resorts.

OAHU: Visit Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor triggered the United States’ entry into World War II. You may not have known that Hawaii was put under martial law until the end of the war. Today, Pearl Harbor houses various historical sites and is home to more than 160 commands. If you only see one thing while visiting Pearl Harbor, it has to be the famous USS Arizona Memorial.

KAUAI: Trek the Na Pali Coast

This piece of rugged Kauai coastline is said to be one of the most unspoiled natural beauties in all of Hawaii: thousand-foot cliffs are eroded to create vaulted valleys and hidden beaches. The erosion is the culprit behind one of the coastline’s other prominent features. You see, the only way to gain access is by a long, arduous hike, by boat, or via a helicopter tour. And that’s not for lack of trying – roads were once attempted, but as one of the most rapidly changing shorelines in the world, it was a futile attempt.

The Hawaiian Islands have so much to offer travelers.

Even though travel insurance is not a requirement to visit Hawaii, we highly recommend that you contact Trawick International to obtain a customized travel insurance policy that fits your needs while visiting Hawaii!


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com.

 

 

 

By Administrator at 17 Feb 2021

Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel Destinations & Insurance

No Matter The Adventure Or Location We Got You Covered

This is your year.  This is the year you go and finally take that adventure trip you have been thinking about since the pandemic began.  You have been cooped up in your apartment exercising on the new exercise equipment you purchased since you couldn’t go anywhere.  The whole time you were thinking about your next extreme adventure.  The time is right. Now is that time to book that adventure trip you have been craving.  The question that you now have is where should I go and what should I do?

A recent Travel Pulse article listed the top 10 states for adventure travel.  Based on the following available adventure sports, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, zip-lining, surfing, caving, skydiving and hang gliding.  The top states are Texas, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and California.

If you feel like you would like to travel outside the United States, Traveler magazine recently came out with its top ten international destinations.  Their top countries for adventure travel are Australia, Argentina, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Portugal, Thailand, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Brazil.  Each one of these great countries offers a different adventure you can embark on.

Now that we have given you some food for thought let us tell you what you need to ensure that this trip goes as smoothly as possible.  You need SafeTreker adventure travel insurance.  SafeTreker is an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover over 500 sports and activities.  This adventure travel insurance offers varying benefits and coverage, depending on your budget and travel needs.

That’s right, you read that correctly, SafeTreker covers over 500 sports and activities domestically or internationally.  For domestic adventures, you have to be U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents and must travel 100 miles or more from your home.  SafeTreker will even cover COVID-19 if you happen to catch it while on your adventure and we will treat it just like any other sickness.

So go and check out the SafeTreker website and get the activity or sport you want to participate in covered!


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com.

 

By Administrator at 2 Feb 2021

Visit French Polynesia

Visit French Polynesia

2021 Is The Year To Visit French Polynesia!

Comprised of over 100 islands in the South Pacific is French Polynesia.  The most famous of the islands that make up French Polynesia are Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea.  Each one of these South Pacific islands offers travelers a unique experience that can’t be matched.  With some of the most beautiful beaches and water in the world, these destinations are a must-see.

Travel Pulse reports that On July 15, 2020, the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea reopened to tourists from all countries and each island does not have a mandatory 14-day isolation period for visitors.  The article indicated that there are health and safety protocols the French Polynesian government requires of visitors. They include:

  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure

  • Proof of travel insurance

  • Wearing a mask during the inbound flight

  • Completing a sanitary entry form online before boarding 

  • Arrive with proof of accommodation

  • Wearing a mask as requested during their stay

  • Completing a self-test on Day 4 of the trip (the test will be given to each passenger upon arrival)

Now that you know quarantining is not required and the regulations you must comply with while visiting the French Polynesian islands.  It’s time to find out what Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea tourism organizations have to say about each destination.

Tahiti - possesses one of the most spectacularly beautiful and diverse environments on earth. Perfect for the adventurous types interested in hikes to any of the beautiful Tahiti waterfalls.  Jump in to truly experience the ocean and try your hand at Tahiti’s scuba diving.  Clustered into five archipelagos: the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands, and the Austral Islands.  The Islands of Tahiti have a delightful delight blend of Polynesian and French cultures and a consistently tropical climate.

Bora Bora - undoubtedly the most famous island in the South Pacific, the island lies just northwest of Tahiti, less than an hour away by plane. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a warm smile and fragrant flower lei and transferred by boat to your Bora Bora resort, meaning you hardly have to wait for your first encounter with the island's famously translucent lagoon.  From the day you arrive until the moment you part ways, you will be in awe of how her soaring mountain peaks, turquoise lagoon, and luxuriant overwater bungalows.

Moorea - is one of the most scenically striking islands in French Polynesia. It's a geographical marvel. Eight voluminous mountain peaks rise from its translucent lagoon, creating a distinctive and rugged silhouette. The island is a true reflection of the laid back Tahitian lifestyle and the warm, welcoming character of French Polynesia and its people.

As mentioned above, one of the requirements for travelers to enjoy French Polynesia is they must have proof of travel insurance.  So if you want to experience all of these fantastic islands, make sure you reach out to Trawick International to obtain a customized travel insurance plan!


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com.

By Administrator at 26 Jan 2021
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